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Brandon Carlson

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  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2804)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (557)

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Pretty good, but not that good"
    Overall

    This book has some great ideas about maximizing your available time and insights into how to affordably start up your own business. There were a couple of things I didn't like however. The first was the narrator's voice. I don't know what it was but I didn't care for it. Second, some of his advice didn't seem appropriate to me. For example, when trying to get approval for working remotely, he suggests deliberately reducing your productivity while in the office. That doesn't really seem appropriate to me (maybe necessary, but nonetheless).

    Al in all, this is a good book. I would suggest buying the real book if for no other reason that this book lists a *lot* of web resources, and with no way to really look them up later it makes it hard to remember/find them later.

    46 of 47 people found this review helpful

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